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BraveMaker Film Screening and Podcast Recording

BraveMaker Film Screening and Podcast Recording

Really proud to be on the BraveMaker podcast this week. I was so honored to be a part of their live event last Friday night with filmmakers Nic Jara and Ksenia Firsova, photographer Erin Ashford, and BraveMaker Film Fest hosts...

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Pics from BraveMaker Performance

Pics from BraveMaker Performance

Just had to share some more pics from Friday night’s BraveMaker Film Fest event. I’m so grateful I had the opportunity to play music with my kids and to speak on a great panel of LGBTQ+ artists!📷: Evan Ajuria

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I Believed Him

I Believed Him

I believed him. Because when victims of targeted violence come forward, we should believe them.I believed him. Because the number of anti-LGBT criminal offenses reported to the FBI—and the number of reported hate crimes overall—continues to rise. And because most...

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Creating a Common Memory: An Evening with Mark Charles

Creating a Common Memory: An Evening with Mark Charles

I didn’t know exactly what I was getting into tonight. To be honest, I didn’t know much about Mark Charles or his work. I knew I wanted to support the Journey Center and my friend Mindy Braun, who organized this event. But as I sit in my car in the...

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You’re So Beautiful: Praying for Jussie Smollett

Jussie Smollett's "You're So Beautiful (White Party Version)" from the TV show Empire was one of the songs I listened to over and over and over in the months before I came out as gay in the summer of 2016. For me, the words were such a joyful burst of...

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You Gotta Give ‘Em Hope

You Gotta Give ‘Em Hope

I watched Milk last night, and I can't stop thinking about the history of the LGBTQ+ rights movement. I'm a "new arrival" to this struggle, and for at least part of my life I was actively AGAINST everything this beautiful community stands for. But the more I...

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Fear Not

Fear Not

Luke 2:10-11 - "But the angel reassured them. 'Don’t be afraid!' he said. 'I bring you good news that will bring great joy to all people. The Savior—yes, the Messiah, the Lord—has been born today in Bethlehem, the city of David!'" (NLT)I realized last night that I've...

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Favorite Music of 2018

Favorite Music of 2018

Favorite music of 2018. Hard to pick a favorite, but the four in the center are equally important to me. I listened to each of the singles as they became available, and the full albums just knocked me out. Yes, I know “thank u, next,” is a single, but it was exactly...

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Still Standing

Still Standing

Throwback to 2005 and my photoshoot for “Still Standing.” Yes, I recorded a full-length album project back in the day. It’s actually still out there, available wherever you stream your music. Some of it is a little bit embarrassing, I suppose. I’m certainly not the...

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God Is

I discovered this beautiful song a few days ago. Countless listens later, I am still getting emotional when I hear it. I think for Christians like me who are in the process of deconstructing our faith and discovering what we actually believe, worship music can be a...

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